Re: Can you explain why...
Originally Posted by Raisor
It's because pitchers that have high k rates tend to have better all around numbers.
As long as hitters other numbers are good it doesn't matter what kind of out they are, it's how many.
If a hitter has a OBP SLG line of 400/600 it doesn't really matter how he's making outs.
If a pitcher has a vs obp SLG line of 200/250 then he's probably k-ing a bunch of guys
Yep. I've known that part forever. I'm trying to understand why it works that way. If its good for a pitcher, seems like it has to be bad for a hitter. My guess is that we don't know nearly as much about how it works as we like to tell ourselves we do and there is a lot more going on that we haven't figured out yet. Instead we write-off what we can't explain to "luck" and like to tell ourselves that we have all the rest figured out.
"All I can tell them is pick a good one and sock it." --BABE RUTH
Having better players makes "the right time" or "the big hit" happen a lot more often. PLUS PLUS